I talk about one of my all time favorite songs in this post: Ceremony by Joy Division / New Order. I also talk about various versions by Ian McCulloch, The Echoing Green, Xiu Xiu, Radiohead, Chromatics, Day Wave, and Wussy.
Cover vs Original
What is Cover vs Original? A section which compares and contrasts the different covers of a song to the original version. We dare to ask…which version is better and why? Sometimes the original blows the cover out of the water. Sometimes a cover shows the original what the song could have, and even should have, been. At the end of the day…cover vs original is great and glorious fun.
Some songs already made in Cover vs Original include God Gave Rock and Roll to You, Don’t Stop Believin’, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Somebody to Love, and more!
This section of audioperfecta.com, at the very least gives you a place to find new and interesting versions of a song you already know and love. For example, a dance version of Somebody to Love. We have also featured a Klingon version of Don’t Stop Beleivin’. And who can forget when we contrasted the Gwar version of Carry On, Wayward Son with a Christian Rock version? Of course, the queen of covers, Tori Amos, and the king of covers, Johnny Cash, make regular appearances…or rather their songs do.
Cover Vs Original gives an in depth look at what makes a song tick too….so its not all surface. We fully look for patterns in vocals, instrumentation, lyrics, key progressions, tempo, and everything else….all to find what makes the song…well…the song.
A new Cover vs comes out at least once a month. So keep checking back, and be sure to request your favorite songs as we are always open to suggestions.
The song (Ghost) Riders in the sky, the original vs covers by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, R.E.M, the Ventures, Roy Clark, Sons of Pioneers, and Vaughn Moore.
I love “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Seeing Boy George, George Michael, Sting, Phil Collins, and so many other early 80s musicians belt out, in unison, “feed the world! Let them know it’s Christmas time!” warms me in a way I just can’t describe. Then there’s the infamous line Bono belts out…”well tonight thank God …
Join me as Look at the classic song, “Enjoy the Silence. I juxtapose Depeche Mode’s original version to covers by Tori Amos, Lacuna Coil, Anberlin, and Nada Surf.
“Because The Night” has an interesting history. Bruce Springsteen technically wrote the song – but decided he didn’t actually want to use it – he had too many love songs on his then current project. Patti Smith happened to be recording next door, and got a copy of the song, tweaked a few things, recorded …